2014 Facility & Building
Operations & Maintenance Expo
Facility professionals and their suppliers converged on
the Sandia Resort and Casino in October to share
resources and information at the 2014 FAB O&M Show.
Free food, fifty dollar gift cards, and a fun Fall Festival
theme set the stage as facility and building operations and maintenance
folks visited with their current and future suppliers.
Special thanks and appreciation was afforded to the corporate
sponsors, KONE Elevator & Escalator, and National Roofing,
who, alongside the Facility Manager Association of New and
the FMANM Healthcare Committee made the event possible.
The folks from D&H Petroleum won the cost of their booth
rebated to them by sweeping the “Best in Show” category for
their fun, interactive display which featured giant, battery-operated
spiders cruising through the crowd.
Facility Engineer Joe Brown with Greer Enterprises
commented, “I found that folks were willing to take the time to
discuss their products and services in unhurried detail. I always
get some great new ideas from the show.”
The greater good of the gathering is to add funding to
scholarships at the University of New Mexico and the Central
New Mexico Community College.
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Nov 14 Executive Director column
Most people would agree that the opportunity to give something back or facilitate the growth and development of others is one of the “greater goals” in life. In giving, we receive. In being of service, we are served.
My mom taught public school for 30 years. The silence on the phone was deafening when I told her I was going for a music degree (coupled with the powerhouse minor in philosophy). But after fifteen years and three USO tours in front of over 30,000 military men and women, 780 Sunday performances at two services in church, not mention the many gigs entertaining in nightclubs, my mom saw that I too, had chosen a life of service, albeit my path was different from hers.
Recently I have had the opportunity to be of service and help raise scholarship money for folks entering into the mechanical trades at Central New Mexico Community College through my position as Executive Director with the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico. These students are likely to become the facility managers of the future and the skilled professional tradesmen that society desperately needs today, and in the future. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to be of service in this important effort.
Are you a facility manager looking to give back? There is room for YOU in this organization to serve as member on our Board of Directors. The requirements are relatively minimalistic and your guidance and opinions are respected, valued, and necessary for the health and sustainability of this organization. Please contact me and I will be happy to discuss with you how you can contribute to an important effort.
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2014 Fourth Annual Golf Tournament Raises Scholarship Money and Provides Networking for Facility Professionals
Platinum Level Sponsors
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
Door Prize Donors
ServPro of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County
All American Moving
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Duke City Harley Davidson
Amerind Risk Management
Sandia Resort and Casino
Dave’s Ground Maintenance
Industrial Water Engineering
KONE Elevator and Escalator
The Johnston Company
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RE Michel Co.
Ferguson Plumbing Supply
Zia Rising Management
SMI Facility Services
Essential Safety Products
Dave Chalan, Cochiti Artist
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PNM Copper Theft Legislation Update
March 10, 2014
During the 30-day legislative session that just concluded in Santa Fe, we saw good progress in our efforts to address copper theft, a crime that has hurt many of our customers. Governor Susana Martinez signed a new law that criminalize metal theft. Additionally, $200,000 has been appropriated for enforcement of the Recycled Metals Act as part of the state government budget. Customers who contacted their legislators to share their first-hand experience with copper theft on their church, business or service organization made a big difference.
SB 21, Disruption of Communications and Utilities, sponsored by Sen. Steve Neville, makes it a criminal act with penalties to create a public safety hazard or disrupt communications and utility services by theft or intentional damage to customer or utility‐owned equipment.
The law, which had support from the metal recycling industry, law enforcement and the business community, makes copper theft a misdemeanor for the first and second offenses, punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, and a fourth degree felony for the third and any subsequent offense, punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. The statue is one of the first to recognize copper theft as a safety hazard to innocent people, including children, who could come into contact with energized equipment left exposed by thieves, as well as to our employees who work on energized equipment. The law takes effect on May 21.
In 2012, PNM supported an amendment to the Sale of Recycled Metals Act that created a recycled metals reporting data base, but at the time no money was appropriated for enforcement activities. This year, bills sponsored by Rep. Patti Lundstrom in the House and Sen. Steve Neville in the Senate provided a $200,000 appropriation to the N.M. Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD) that will fund that department’s investigation and prosecution of those who deal in stolen metal plus training and support for other law enforcement entities.
At PNM, we will continue to work with law enforcement, legislators, the recycling industry, other utilities - and you - to stop copper theft. As a reminder, through our partnership with Crime Stoppers, a $500 reward will be paid to anyone whose tip leads to the arrest and conviction of a copper thief. Please share that information with friends, family and co-workers.
To ask a question or provide input, contact Manuel Quintana, PNM account manager, at (505) 241-4716 or email@example.com.
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